Show Your Roots
The clean, simple lines of Dutz’s Rhine mouth-blown glass vases are ideal showcases for slender plants. Imported from the Netherlands, the sophisticated pots make for pretty tabletop accessories. Best for: Paper whites, hyacinths, bamboo, orchids, and river rocks. $95, Lekker, 1317 Washington St., Boston, 617-542-6464, lekkerhome.com.
Mexican terra cotta pots come in several animal shapes. Group a handful together to create a menagerie of ducks, bunnies, chickens, cows, and turtles. Best for: Small shrubs, vibrantly colored plants, cacti. $28–$68, Nomad, 1741 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-6677, nomadcambridge.com.
The Metaphys series by Tokyo-based designer Chiaki Murata puts the “culture” in “horticulture.” Hang or stack these retro-inspired circular, rectangular, or square frames on your walls or kitchen counter. Best for: Grass. About $70–$155, style-pd.com.
Each unique Devi Home wood planter is hand-painted in India. (If your green thumb wilts, the store also makes decidedly beautiful trash cans.) Best for: Palm trees, lilies. $40–$60, Devi Home, 1134 Washington St., Boston, 617-556-0099, devihome.com.
Darling and practical, Egglings are filled with a ready-made garden. Crack them open with the back of a spoon to find peat-seed mixtures that bloom into vibrant flora over two to four months. Once fully grown, nascent sprouts can be replanted in your garden or a larger planter. Best for: A variety of plants, herbs, and flowers. $10, Motley, 623 Tremont St., Boston, 617-247-6969, shopmotley.com.
Perfect for a coffee table display, these sturdy and wide Design Workshop frosted-glass vases double as planters, so you can spruce up your study with foliage, arching branches, or cut flowers. Best for: Spring bulbs, green ferns. $106, Lavender Home & Table, 173 Newbury St., Boston, 617-437-1102, lavenderhomeandtable.com.